Kuroda Struggles, Yankees Lose Rubber Game
Hiroki Kuroda has hit a wall, and it couldn’t have happened at a worse time. The Yankees ace followed up his worst outing of the year with one equally as embarrassing, burying the Yankees early in a 7-2 loss to the Blue Jays.
Brett Lawrie’s two run double highlighted a four run first inning for the Jays, who capitalized on Kuroda’s lack of command as well as the team’s sloppy play in the field. Edwin Encarnacion added a two run blast in the second to blow the game open, 6-0. Kuroda left the game after five innings, giving up seven runs, although only five were earned. The loss drops Kuroda to 11-10 on the season.
The Yankee bats were held at bay for most of the night, only scoring on a single by A-Rod and a double by Mark Reynolds in the forth. Todd Redmond earned the win for Toronto.